Quiz Number 46 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 1st May 2012
  1. In which year was the dog licence abolished in the UK? 1987
  2. Who in 1675 became the first Astronomer Royal? John Flamsteed.
  3. In which town is the administrative centre of Hampshire? Winchester.
  4. Which is the only bird to feature in the names of Chinese years? The Cock or Rooster.
  5. Which records containing the word RADIO in their title were top 10 hits for the following artists,[a] Edwin Starr (1979), [b] Lolly (1999), [c] Bugles (1979), [d] McFly (2008) and [e] Taffy (1987) [a] "HAPPY Radio" (reached number 9), [b] "Viva La Radio" (no. 6), [c] "Video Killed the Radio Star" (No. 1), [d] "One for the Radio" (No.2) and [e] "I Love my Radio (My Deejay's Radio)" (No.6).
  6. Who defeated Mohammed Ali in his last ever fight in December 1981? Trevor Berbick.
  7. Which Scottish architect famously designed the interiors of Luton Hoo and Syon House among many others? Robert Adam.
  8. Which pub in Nottingham is reckoned to be the oldest in the UK? Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.
  9. Part of Disneyland in Florida, what does EPCOT stand for? Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
  10. What are the FIVE events of the MODERN Pentathlon? Fencing, Riding, Shooting, Swimming and Running.
  11. Which US President had the nickname, "Old Rough and Ready"? Zachary Taylor.
  12. Of which metal is CINNABAR the chief ore? Mercury.
  13. Which SIX countries share a land border with ITALY? Austria, France, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vatican City.
  14. Who wrote the play "She Stoops to Conquer"? Oliver Goldsmith.
  15. Which US city is located where the Rivers Delaware and Schuylkill join? Philadelphia.
  16. What were the names of the SEVEN dwarfs in the 1937 Disney film? Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey.
  17. Who played Picasso in the 1996 film "Surviving Picasso"? Anthony Hopkins.
  18. Which is the largest artery in the human body? The Aorta.
  19. What were the SEVEN Wonders of the Ancient World? The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes and The Lighthouse at Alexandria.
  20. Which month of the year derives its name from the Latin "To Open"? April.

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